Celebrating Roald Dahl Day 2019

Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed learning and performing Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhyme ‘Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf’.

Welcome to Year 1 Class Page

Take a look at what we’ll be exploring this half term……

English
We will begin our term by reading ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy which is a lovely story about a bear’s imaginative journey to the moon. The children will make their own space rocket to use in our Role Play area where they can act out going to the moon. The children will also be reading ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon which is a fictional story about an alien lost on earth. We will be using ‘Talk for Writing’ strategies to retell the story and create our own space stories using a story map. The children will be actively encouraged to use their phonics to spell words and begin to say words and sentences out loud in preparation for writing sentences. There will also be a focus on handwriting so that children can practise letter formation of upper and lower case letters.

Practising Spellings at Home

Year 1 Spelling Rules

Please encourage a love of reading at home and use Reading Eggs regularly. (Reading Eggs login details are attached to the Reading Record book. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems.) We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records every Wednesday with homework. We will change their book twice a week only in line with school policy. This is to encourage more depth of comprehension and more fluency practise.Pleases return reading books and records everyday.

Every Monday morning 8.50- 9.20 you are invited to our Reading Morning. Come along and share books with your child and get some ideas about how to read with your child.

 

Maths
This term we will be following the school’s math scheme, Abacus to focus on the following objectives: –
• To count objects up to 20, estimate and count objects up to 30.
• Read and write numbers up to 20.
• To count forwards, backwards and order numbers up to 10.
• Identify 1 more and 1 less.
• Find pairs of numbers that make 5,6 &10 and subitise groups of objects that make 5,6 &10. (Subitising is a term that was coined by the theorist Piaget and defined the ability to instantaneously recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them.)
• Double numbers 1 to 5.
• Identify, name and describe a range of 2D shapes in accordance to their properties.
• Introduce and use Venn Diagrams and Carroll Diagrams.
Please encourage your child to play lots of math games and have a go at TT Rockstars which is a fun way to practise times tables. (TT Rockstars login details are attached to the reading record. Please ask a member of staff if you have any problems.)

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/

Science

The Science topic this term will be’ Identifying Materials.’
In this unit children will identify and name common types of materials including:- wood, metal, plastic, rubber, fur, toweling, nylon, wool, sponge, cotton wool, paper, card, brick, ceramics, rock and some liquids and powdered solids.
They will label, collect and group together objects made from the same material. They will state that different objects can be manufactured from the same materials. They will investigate why some materials are unsuitable for some objects and provide reasons for this.
During the unit children will be working scientifically to investigate the properties of different liquids. They will also investigate which materials are good to wrap and protect a hollow chocolate object being sent through the post.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/

Topic

We will be learning all about Space this term! We will be documenting all the significant events and developments in Space on a class timeline including the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing! We will be making our own aliens out of clay and using a range of media and skills to create lots of space related art for our role play area. The children will be learning about Time Peake, Helen Sharman and Neil Armstrong in a quest to find out what life is really like as an astronaut!

http://www.esa.int/kids/en/home
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/space.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/topics/space

RE
During this term we will be learning all about people who are Christians and finding out about what they believe through stories in the bible. We will also be visiting St Mary’s church for our harvest festival which will take place on Tuesday October 8th at 9.30am. You are welcome to attend.

Computing
The children will be learning how to use all the apps on our class I-Pads, learning to login to Reading Eggs and TT Rock stars independently, learning about E-Safety and learning all about algorithms to design their own Space game.

PE
The children will be following the Val Sabin primary PE Curriculum which will focus on, flight, bouncing, jumping and landing with a Space theme in mind!
PE will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays this term.
Please make sure that PE kits are in school every week.

PSHE
Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term our Year 1 children will complete a unit called ‘Being me in my world’ which celebrates all the qualities that makes people unique. Children will get lots of opportunities to discuss and share what is good about themselves and how they want to grow in the coming year ahead.

Music
We will be exploring a unit called ‘Hey You!’ using the school’s music scheme, Charanga. We will listen and appraise a range of Hip Hop songs such as:- Hey You! by Joanna Mangona, Me, Myself And I by De La Soul, Fresh Prince Of Bel Air by Will Smith and It’s Like That by Run DMC. They will also play a range of games to find the pulse, rhythm and pace using their voices and either use recorders or glockenspiels to accompany a piece of music.

Homework
In Year 1 homework is given on a Friday and expected back every Wednesday. Children will receive either a maths or a reading task based on what we’ve been learning in class and they will choose a piece from the Space homework menu. Click on the link here for a copy of the homework which is also stuck in children’s Homework Book.

Children are encouraged to be as creative as they wish and can choose how to present their homework so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

Click on the link here for a copy of the  homework which is also stuck in children’s Homework Book. Find a Homework Help Pack on the Class Page of the School website or pick up a pack from your child’s teacher at school.

F.A.O. Mrs. Ethell or Miss. Richards to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring profile.

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late by Friday – YELLOW

No homework or reading completed – RED

New Academic Year Projects

Maths & SEND

Target Audience: SENDCo (places are limited to one per school)
Programme Outline: Key features of Teaching for Mastery and implications for SEND pupils as well as approaches to supporting pupils to develop counting and number sense will be explored

Location: Bolton Science and Technology Centre
Dates: (all dates must be attended)
Day 1 – Monday 2nd March (9am-3.00pm)
Day 2 – Thursday 26th March (1pm to 4.00pm)
Day 3 – Tuesday 14th May (1pm to 4.00pm)
Day 4 – Thursday 4th June (1pm to 4.00pm)
For further information and booking click here

 

Lesson Design – planning for all learners

Target Audience: Two teachers, who have an understanding of Teaching for Mastery, per school (to include the Maths Lead)
Programme Outline: Teachers in this Work Group will work together to plan exemplar lessons (drawing on new Mastery Professional Development Materials produced by the NCETM and Maths Hubs, and other sources of mastery resources for the classroom including textbooks) and in so doing will improve lesson design across their school

Location: Denton West End Primary
Dates: (all dates must be attended)
Day 1 – Thursday 3rd October (9am to 3.00pm)
Day 2 – Thursday 30th January (9am to 3.00pm)
Day 3 – Thursday 2nd July (9am to 3.00pm)
For further information and booking click here

 

Early Years: Supporting effective transition from Reception to Year 1

Target Audience: This project is aimed at schools who are already committed to teaching for mastery and  have previously engaged in a TfM development workgroup
Programme Outline:
The Work Group in this project will start by exploring best practice in Early Years and how the principles might build a secure foundation in mathematics for transition into a teaching for mastery approach in Year 1. It will consider the curriculum – what children need to know and understand; approaches to planning and the inclusion of all children; and appropriate resources and contexts for effective learning.

Location: TBC

Dates: TBC

 

Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement  – EYFS, Teacher and Teaching Assistant

Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Early Years Teachers
Target Audience: EYFS Teachers
Programme Outline: The focus will be on improving teachers’ understanding of how children learn maths and  to ensure they have the appropriate mathematical knowledge to teach their pupils well. The workshops will look in detail at:
1. Early Counting and Cardinality,
2. Sets, Sorting and Classifying
3. Developing mathematical language and reasoning
4. Composition and Change
5. Developing Pattern

Location: Corrie Primary School, Tameside
Dates:
Day 1 – 8th October (9.15am to 3.00pm)
Day 2 – 19th November (9.15am to 12.00pm)
Day 3 – 15th January (9.15am to 12.00pm)
Day 4 – 6th February (9.15am to 12.00pm)
Day 5 – 12th March (9.15am to 12.00pm)
For further information and booking click here

 

 

 

 

 

Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement – KS1 Teachers
Target Audience: KS1 Teachers
Programme Outline: The focus will be on improving teachers’ understanding of how children learn maths and to ensure they have the appropriate mathematical knowledge to teach their pupils well. The workshops will have an emphasis on mathematical structures in key areas of mathematics.

Location: Corrie Primary School, Tameside
Dates:
Day 1 – 17th October (9.15am to 3.00pm)
Day 2 – 14th November (9.15am to 3.00pm)
Day 3 – 23rd January (9.15am to 3.00pm)
For further information and booking click here

Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement –  Lower KS2 Teachers
Target Audience: Lower KS2 Teachers
Programme Outline: The focus will be on improving teachers’ understanding of how children learn maths and to ensure they have the appropriate mathematical knowledge to teach their pupils well. The workshops will have an emphasis on mathematical structures in key areas of mathematics.

Location: St James’s Teaching School
Dates:
Day 1 – 18th October (9.15am to 3.00pm)
Day 2 – 18th November (9.15am to 3.00pm)
Day 3 – 21st January (9.15am to 3.00pm)
For further information and booking click here

 

Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement –  Upper KS2 Teachers

Target Audience: Upper KS2 Teachers
Programme Outline: The focus will be on improving teachers’ understanding of how children learn maths and to ensure they have the appropriate mathematical knowledge to teach their pupils well. The workshops will have an emphasis on mathematical structures in key areas of mathematics.

Location: Dean Trust Teaching School, Trafford
Dates:
Day 1 – 4th November (9.00am to 3.00pm)
Day 2 – 11th February (9.00am to 3.00pm)
Day 3 – 17th March (9.00am to 3.00pm)
For further information and booking click here

 

Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement – Teaching Assistant 
Target Audience: Teaching Assistants
Programme Outline: A key focus will be on improving the participants’ ability to “do” mathematics but also to ensure they have the appropriate mathematical knowledge to teach their pupils well. TAs will develop enhanced mathematics subject knowledge with an emphasis on mathematical structures in key areas of mathematics
Location: Corrie Primary School, Tameside
Dates:
Day 1 – 10th October (9.15am to 3.00pm)
Day 2 – 21st November (9.15am to 3.00pm)
Day 3 – 30th January (9.15am to 3.00pm)
For further information and booking click here

 

 

 

Year 5 – 8 Transition

Target Audience:  Primary School Teachers and Secondary School Teachers
Programme Outline:  Teachers from different phases will work together in this Work Group, to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3. They will have the overall aim of improving continuity of learning by pupils in the four years between Years 5 and 8. Participants in this project will take an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for their work and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity.

New Academic Year Projects

Maths & SEND

Target Audience: SENDCo (places are limited to one per school)
Programme Outline: Key features of Teaching for Mastery and implications for SEND pupils as well as approaches to supporting pupils to develop counting and number sense will be explored

Location: Bolton Science and Technology Centre
Dates: (all dates must be attended)
Day 1 – Monday 2nd March (9am-3.00pm)
Day 2 – Thursday 26th March (1pm to 4.00pm)
Day 3 – Tuesday 14th May (1pm to 4.00pm)
Day 4 – Thursday 4th June (1pm to 4.00pm)
For further information and booking click here

 

Lesson Design – planning for all learners

Target Audience: Two teachers, who have an understanding of Teaching for Mastery, per school (to include the Maths Lead)
Programme Outline: Teachers in this Work Group will work together to plan exemplar lessons (drawing on new Mastery Professional Development Materials produced by the NCETM and Maths Hubs, and other sources of mastery resources for the classroom including textbooks) and in so doing will improve lesson design across their school

Location: Denton West End Primary
Dates: (all dates must be attended)
Day 1 – Thursday 3rd October (9am to 3.00pm)
Day 2 – Thursday 30th January (9am to 3.00pm)
Day 3 – Thursday 2nd July (9am to 3.00pm)
For further information and booking click here

 

Early Years: Supporting effective transition from Reception to Year 1

Target Audience: This project is aimed at schools who are already committed to teaching for mastery and  have previously engaged in a TfM development workgroup
Programme Outline:
The Work Group in this project will start by exploring best practice in Early Years and how the principles might build a secure foundation in mathematics for transition into a teaching for mastery approach in Year 1. It will consider the curriculum – what children need to know and understand; approaches to planning and the inclusion of all children; and appropriate resources and contexts for effective learning.

Location: TBC

 

EYFS, Teacher and Teaching Assistant

Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement for Early Years Teachers
Target Audience: EYFS Teachers
Programme Outline: The focus will be on improving teachers’ understanding of how children learn maths and  to ensure they have the appropriate mathematical knowledge to teach their pupils well. The workshops will look in detail at:
1. Early Counting and Cardinality,
2. Sets, Sorting and Classifying
3. Developing mathematical language and reasoning
4. Composition and Change
5. Developing Pattern

Location: Corrie Primary School, Tameside
Dates:
Day 1 – 8th October (9.15am to 3.00pm)
Day 2 – 19th November (9.15am to 12.00pm)
Day 3 – 15th January (9.15am to 12.00pm)
Day 4 – 6th February (9.15am to 12.00pm)
Day 5 – 12th March (9.15am to 12.00pm)
For further information and booking click here

Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement – KS1 Teachers
Target Audience: KS1 Teachers
Programme Outline: The focus will be on improving teachers’ understanding of how children learn maths and to ensure they have the appropriate mathematical knowledge to teach their pupils well. The workshops will have an emphasis on mathematical structures in key areas of mathematics.

Location: Corrie Primary School, Tameside
Dates:
Day 1 – 17th October (9.15am to 3.00pm)
Day 2 – 14th November (9.15am to 3.00pm)
Day 3 – 23rd January (9.15am to 3.00pm)
For further information and booking click here

 

Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement –  Lower KS2 Teachers
Target Audience: Lower KS2 Teachers
Programme Outline: The focus will be on improving teachers’ understanding of how children learn maths and to ensure they have the appropriate mathematical knowledge to teach their pupils well. The workshops will have an emphasis on mathematical structures in key areas of mathematics.

Location: St James’s Teaching School
Dates:
Day 1 – 18th October (9.15am to 3.00pm)
Day 2 – 18th November (9.15am to 3.00pm)
Day 3 – 21st January (9.15am to 3.00pm)
For further information and booking click here

 

Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement –  Upper KS2 Teachers

Target Audience: Upper KS2 Teachers
Programme Outline: The focus will be on improving teachers’ understanding of how children learn maths and to ensure they have the appropriate mathematical knowledge to teach their pupils well. The workshops will have an emphasis on mathematical structures in key areas of mathematics.

Location: Dean Trust Teaching School, Trafford
Dates:
Day 1 – 4th November (9.00am to 3.00pm)
Day 2 – 11th February (9.00am to 3.00pm)
Day 3 – 17th March (9.00am to 3.00pm)
For further information and booking click here

 

Maths Subject Knowledge Enhancement – Teaching Assistant 
Target Audience: Teaching Assistants
Programme Outline: A key focus will be on improving the participants’ ability to “do” mathematics but also to ensure they have the appropriate mathematical knowledge to teach their pupils well. TAs will develop enhanced mathematics subject knowledge with an emphasis on mathematical structures in key areas of mathematics
Location: Corrie Primary School, Tameside
Dates:
Day 1 – 10th October (9.15am to 3.00pm)
Day 2 – 21st November (9.15am to 3.00pm)
Day 3 – 30th January (9.15am to 3.00pm)
For further information and booking click here

WELCOME BACK!

Welcome back! We hope that you have had a lovely break and are now ready and raring to go. We have lots of exciting things planned for the first half term. Have a read below and find out more:

English

We will start the year as film directors by writing and creating a short trailer for our own scary movie! Then our focus will be on ‘Leon and the Place Between’ by Angela McAllister. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a young boy who journeys on a magical adventure to a fantasy land. The children will use this story to inspire their own narrative and we will be applying different aspects of Year 5 SPaG within our writing throughout the course of the year.

It is crucial that your child practises their spellings each week including their homework and words from the Y5/6 key spelling words.

SPAG      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

 

 

Mathematics

The children will start the year by looking at number and place value. They will learn to read, write and compare 5 digit numbers. We will then develop different strategies to add and subtract mentally and look at choosing the most effective method. The children will then look at multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 100 before focusing on measurement. The children will develop and apply their reasoning and problem solving skills across all areas of the curriculum.

Your child must be fluent in all of their multiplication tables. Make sure you’re a Times Table Rockstar by practising regularly. Each child has their own login to Times Table Rockstars.

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Science

Our topic this half term will be Earth and Space. The children will learn about the movement of Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in our Solar System. They will learn about how we get seasons, the day and night, and the different phases of the moon. They will also have the opportunity to find out about how ideas about the solar system have developed and changed over time. The children will develop their working scientifically skills, by planning an enquiry using a shadow stick to look at changes over time to investigate the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

 

Topic

Our topic this term will be The Tudors. We will be learning about famous Tudor Kings and Queens and about what life was like during the Tudor times.

Please see the curriculum page to find out more.

Religious Education

“Why do some people believe God exists?”

This is the question we will be focusing on this half term. The children will consider why people do or don’t believe in God and the impact that might have on the way they live their everyday life.

 

Computing

This half term will look at becoming more aware of the dangers of using the internet and looking at ways to stay safe online.

We will be using our skills across the curriculum to embed our learning including using various apps.

 

PE

The children will be having P.E. every Tuesday. Our focus this half term will Gymnastics.

 

Your child must have their P.E. kit in school with them. Please make sure that your child’s kit consists of a pair of black pumps, plain black shorts or plain black jogging bottoms and a plain white t-shirt or one with the school logo.

 

PSHE

Our theme for this half term is ‘Being me in my World’, where we will discuss what’s good about ourselves and explore what we want to achieve to continue growing and excelling with our unique talents.

Homework

In Year 5 homework is given out each Friday and is to be returned every Wednesday. Each week the children will be set Maths, Topic and Spelling homework. The children can choose from the Tudor homework menu or think of their own activity. Homework can be presented in any way the children wish, so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer, please email it to us.

F.A.O  Miss Pinington  or Mr Macdonald to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.uk

The children are also asked to read at least twice a week to someone at home. We ask the children to record this in their Reading Log and they are checked once a week by the teacher. Reading books are changed daily – whenever your child is ready for a new book.

Don’t forget that your homework and reading are monitored as part of your Assertive Mentoring Profile.

On time by Wednesday – GREEN

Late on Thursday – YELLOW

Late by Friday or no homework- RED

If you have any questions or concerns, please come and talk to us at the start or end of each school day. We are looking forward to a new school year and helping your children to learn and grow.